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Postby Clams Herbert » Wed Apr 08, 2015 10:48 am

Here's a little place for ya to talk about your beer league, your glory days, as well as gear questions and comments...pretty much anything for us schlubs that gotta pay to play.

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Postby dodint » Thu Dec 31, 2015 11:49 pm

I'm thinking of buying a pair of Bauer Vapor X500's. I have Bauer Vapor inline skates and like the fit of the boot. I really can't tell the difference between the models up and down the line, though.

I hate the idea of the quick release blade, though. But I can't seem to get away from it.

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Postby MR25 » Sat Jan 02, 2016 2:29 pm

I need to learn how to skate better. A few friends told me to pick up with their B league team, which is fun, but I am clearly and by far the worst player on the ice. I can keep up in a straight line, but turning and maintaining my speed is really killing me, because it basically means I am effectively removing myself from a breakout.

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Postby MalkinIsMyHomeboy » Mon Jan 04, 2016 10:46 am

The f*ckheads who robbed me took my skates. Any suggestions for some new skates?


I'm not looking for anything flashy, just practical

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Postby dodint » Mon Jan 04, 2016 10:48 am

Bauer Vapor X500's?

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Postby MR25 » Mon Jan 04, 2016 11:25 am

I'd go to Dick's or Modells or whatever they have in NC and see what you can find there. I found a nice pair of Eastons about 4 years ago that cost me ~ $50. They also had some Bauers that were ~ $60. The skates don't feel cheap, but then again, I don't have anything to really compare them to.

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Postby dodint » Mon Jan 04, 2016 11:27 am

I wonder if Hibbet's sells skates. :lol:

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Postby King Colby » Mon Jan 04, 2016 4:54 pm

Buy the best skates you can afford, even if you suck. It's a worthwhile investment if you take care of them.

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Postby meow » Tue Jan 05, 2016 11:35 am

$50 skates? Oh my God

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Postby Silentom » Tue Jan 05, 2016 11:47 am

$50 skates? Oh my God
Might as well buy a used pair from the North Park rink at that point.

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Postby MR25 » Tue Jan 05, 2016 12:06 pm

They feel pretty good... They're Eastons so it's not like they're some **** tier quality skates. They've held up for the past 4-5 years.

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Postby dodint » Tue Jan 05, 2016 12:38 pm

Bauer is selling a 'Classic' skate for $69 that doesn't look terrible. I already have arch problems though so I'm going to spend a little more.

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Postby meow » Tue Jan 05, 2016 1:24 pm

Grafs typically have the best arch support, but be careful with them because they have a steeper forward pitch that some people have trouble with.

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Postby dodint » Tue Jan 05, 2016 1:49 pm

That sounds great, actually.

I'm going to try and see if my running insoles will work in the skates. Also, skating is lower impact than running so I might be okay anyway.

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Postby shoeshine boy » Wed Jan 06, 2016 8:25 am

anything less than $300 on skates (unless you're buying an older new pair off of Ebay) is not going to be a "good" skate. in the end it depends on how often you play and how hard you are on your skates. I have friends who go through a pair every couple of years but I can get 5+ years out of a pair skating 2-3 times a week.
I can remember back to when I first started playing though. I had a pair of $50 CCMs bought from Sports Authority. I didn't realize how crappy they were until I bought a pair of (clearance) Bauer Vapor 8 for $300.

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Postby dodint » Wed Jan 06, 2016 8:35 am

I'll take my chances. I have Bauer Vapor x40R inline skates which were $120 and they've exceeded expectations. I'm hoping a few more years of development and going up the ladder a few rungs in the X500 will be adequate. If I actually join a league again and play multiple times a week I'd look at the top of the line, after these wear out. I'll be shocked if they're a 'bad' pair of skates.

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Postby MR25 » Wed Jan 06, 2016 11:43 am

I'm not dropping $300 on a pair of hockey skates.

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Postby dodint » Wed Jan 06, 2016 11:44 am

I spend over $100 on running shoes every 8 months or so when I'm in training, $200 for skates feels like a deal.

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Postby MalkinIsMyHomeboy » Wed Jan 06, 2016 12:04 pm

my knowledge of skates is pretty shitty at best, is there anything inherently wrong with these: http://www.amazon.com/Bauer-Senior-Vapo ... 300+senior


$100 is probably my max. I don't see the point of spending $200 more on skates

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Postby mikey » Wed Jan 06, 2016 12:50 pm

No, not really. They'll lean you forward a tiny bit more than you're used to maybe...but Bauer Vapors are always pretty solid...

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Postby dodint » Wed Jan 06, 2016 12:53 pm

I miss my CCM Tacks 782s. My only real regret was selling them when I quit playing hockey and got a job.

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Postby dodint » Wed Jan 06, 2016 12:55 pm

my knowledge of skates is pretty **** at best, is there anything inherently wrong with these: http://www.amazon.com/Bauer-Senior-Vapo ... 300+senior


$100 is probably my max. I don't see the point of spending $200 more on skates
If you fit into a Youth you can have them for $70. ;)

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Postby meow » Wed Jan 06, 2016 6:17 pm

I miss my CCM Tacks 782s. My only real regret was selling them when I quit playing hockey and got a job.
The last good skate CCM ever made.

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Postby dodint » Wed Jan 06, 2016 6:19 pm

That makes me feel worse. :(

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Postby dodint » Wed Jan 06, 2016 10:45 pm

Pulled the trigger on the Bauer Vapor X500 LE's. Excited, this will be the first time I've ever played ice hockey outside.
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Added a set of black laces to my cart, I can't pull off that red, I'm not a lazy Russian or anything. ;)

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